An attorney is a professional individual that performs a number of legal roles in the private, corporate or government sectors. Because this role has a lot of responsibility, it is vitally important to make a great first impression with a well-written attorney resume. Below is an attorney sample resume which will provide some insight into how to craft your own properly.
Attorney with seven years of corporate law experience looking for employment as counsel for a financial investment company. Applicant possesses expert level communications skills. Professional has extensive experience dealing with a variety of financial legal matters that include contracts, tax law, inheritance, investment and other areas. Applicant is self-motivated possessing effective leadership skills. Training abilities are also fully developed along with extensive experiencing researching case law.Professional Experience
James, Potts and Wuhlfers, Inc., Tulsa, OK 2007 - Present
Conducting case law research proving associate lawyers with detailed information.
Participating as Second Chair in court adjudicated cases brought against the law firm.
Preparing administrative papers necessary for court filing.
Acting as media liaison for all information released by firm.
Contacting local print, radio, television and new media arranging press conference.
Arranging for training and educational workshops for law firm employees.
Glendening McKenna Prescott & Robertson, Tulsa, OK 2004 - 2007
Helped prepare court cases verifying fact background gathering.
Represented clientele in non-court litigation.
Acted as associate counsel during selected court cases.
Prepared briefs and motions as directed by assignment from law firm partners.
Moyers, Martin, Santee and Imel, L.L.P., Tulsa, OK 2003
Participated in contract law research.
Helped during pre-court preparation stage discovering pertinent case facts.
Composed a variety of legal documents for sales contracts, lease arrangement and more.
Helped conduct market research for promoting the law firm through new media channels.
Princeton Law School, Princeton, NJ
Juris Doctor, 2002
Participant, Journal of Intellectual Property Law
Participant, Business Law Society
Member of the annual Law Review
Participated in research as a student assistant in Trademark Law. Wrote content for publication, and prepared documents for presentations delivered at the annual Trademark Law Society gathering in Denver
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
BA in Political Science, 2000
Graduated fifth in class
Made the Deans List every semester
Member of National Honor Society
Phi Delta Alpha
Teaching Assistant in 1999, Department of International Politics. Conducted academic counselling sessions for freshman students. Performed exam study reviews for students
Administered student testing
Oklahoma State Bar licensed
Arkansas State Bar licensed
Texas State Bar licensed
Oklahoma State Bar Association (Committee participant for Contract, Trademark and Real Estate law sections)
Tulsa County Bar Association
Arkansas State Bar Association, General Member
Volunteer legal work for Tulsa Housing Authority (non-profit)
Volunteer Lawyer for the Tulsa Cares
Spanish spoken fluently; conversational in PortugueseTechnical Skills
Microsoft Office Suite
Various Internet applications
Moderate Photoshop skills